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government, that washington seems to think is, um, you know, a good idea and ends up being counterproductive with a state like virginia that is growing, that has all the potential in the world but yet being held back because of its infrastructure shortcomings. so, yes, there's a lot we can do which is less and allow virginia to do more. >> moderator: mr. powell. powell: u.n., eric, you did not -- you know, eric, you did not support the stimulus the president initiated, however -- and, of course, i read so many things, i can't remember where i read it. i believe fredericksburg up to norb -- northern virginia. i may be wrong about that. >> you're wrong about that. >> well, let me finish. i let you finish, let me finish. in any case, you don't like government. you should just, like, resign, and i'll take over. [laughter] needless to say, government does have a role. i met people all over the district who, for example, in orange and culpepper counties, real people, human beings who couldn't get a connectivity for their cell phones, couldn't get their computer to work, couldn't call anybody. peop
to as we think about setting up the rules for the auction. >> host: what about looking at government-held spectrum as well? >> guest: that's another piece of the puzzle that i talked about repeatedly since i got to the fcc. it's a critical part to the extent that the federal goth by some -- federal government by some estimate krolls approximately 40% of the magnetic spectrum, and i think we need to think creatively about ways to facilitate the clearing and reallocation of spectrum in cases where it's not being used as efficiently. and to the extent that's not possible, i'm not opposed to innovative sharing strategies. >> host: do you think there's a better solution? do you -- is there a better solution than the spectrum auction to get spectrum out in the marketplace? >> guest: well, as i outlined in pittsburgh, i take an all of the above approach, so while the television broadcast spectrum is one critical part of the puzzle that, you know, could work to the benefit of consumers, it's not the only one. there are other bands that i've talked about where the commission could take action
? are these concerns we should listen to as we set up the auction? >> what about the government held a spectrum? >> that is another piece of the puzzle that i have been talking about since i got to thef. -- fcc. we need to think creatively about ways of clearing and reallocating the federal spectrum in terms of where it is being used and not. i am not opposed to innovative sharing strategies. >> do you think there is a better solution? is there a better solution than the spectrum auction? >> as i outlined in pittsburgh, i have taken and all of the above approach. one critical part of the puzzle that could work to the benefit of consumer -- is not the only one. there are bands were this commission could take action. the national broadband plan two years ago created a threshold for action in terms of spectrum. freeing up 500 mhz by 2020. the mhz that are up for reallocation by 2015 are still on the table. i am consistent with my of the above approach and i believe we will take a look at all possible solutions. >> one of the other issues is lightsquare making a new proposal. >> i have seen a propo
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